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“Missional to mega: ideas for church, community, & culture.”

The Shack Movie Review – Outreach Tool?

I went to an advanced screening of The Shack and have some thoughts in this quick post. You're no doubt familiar with the book that came out in 2007. Paul Young self-published (and then got embroiled in a bitter copyright lawsuit that still hasn't been resolved as far...

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Updates, Odds, and Sodds

Not a lot of blog posting going on here, that's partly by design, and partly because I don't have much to write on. (The election in the US also adds significant noise to the blogosphere, a topic I don't really want to wade into since it's outside of my expertise.) I...

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My Top Ten Posts of 2016

Here is a list of the top ten posts from this blog that were posted in 2016. WHY LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CRIPPLES THE CHURCH - This is part 1 of a 2 part series on church leadership. THE 1 MEASUREMENT OF SUCCESS EVERY PASTOR SHOULD USE - I do believe there’s a...

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December Hiatus

You'll be seeing a lot less from me this month on the blog. I'm trying to market my colouring book, Soul Coats. I'm also trying to complete my manuscript from a book I started last year. Blogging takes a lot of time and I like to have some level of frequency, so...

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Some news, updates, and what to do about Trump

In 5 days the most popular post EVER on this blog, and that goes for any post I've had up for 8+ years, was this one from last week on the recent American election, evangelicals, and Donald Trump. Apart from the occasional odd comment (mostly from 65+ white women, go...

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Church is a Spectator Sport

I love the blues. Sometimes I try to insert old spirituals in worship services too. The line in the video above aptly describes churches today (2:20), ...the preacher was preaching, and the congregation....were congregating.... And so it's been for 500 years, the...

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Before the Idea Leaves

The world seems to have two kinds of people: the ones who see an idea and say, "that was mine!", and the ones make ideas 'mine!'. Giving life to ideas is hard, it's work, and when it comes to creativity and creative pursuits, you have to keep throwing mud against the...

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